August 25, 2009
Things heard around the Myers household over the past couple weeks...
Jason: What should we pray for tonight?
Jason: But what about all the children around the world who don't have any toys or don't have any food to eat?
Gabbie: Daddy, they can have my toys.
Jason: Niklas, it's great you pulled down your pants, took off your diaper and went pee pee, but next time could you try to do it in the toilet instead of getting in the bath tub?
Jason: Niklas, I am not going to tell you again, please don't fart on your brother.
Gabbie (holding a poop covered hand in the air): Daddy, I pooped my pants.
These days, it's pretty much chaos. Potty training is going relatively well, which will eliminate some challenges. On the other hand, the stooges are obviously out growing the cribs, which literally terrifies me. I cannot imagine our lives once these monkeys are freed from their cages. We have had a sneak peek over the past couple of weeks as Niklas began hopping from crib to crib. Soon, the other two figured out how to do the same. One day, Greta goes up into the nursery to see what all of the yelling is about and both boys are in Gabbies crib pouncing on her as she tries to sleep. Around the same time, Niklas ripped one of the wood bars off his crib allowing him to slip through and escape. We spent about two nights putting him back in repeatedly before swapping that crib with Gabbies. The next morning Gabbie notices the missing bar and says "Uh-oh Mommy, I sorry, look what I did." Needless to say, the big kid beds are on the way. On the other hand, preschool starts in a couple of weeks, which will provide Greta with some much needed relief.
Posted by Jason R. Myers